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3 Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill Setting. Pet Friendly Properties With WiFi. - Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Cottages near Vire, Calvados Normandy, France - Peaceful Retreat 1 mile fromVillage, 8 Miles from Historic Vire

Three traditional modernised Normandy cottages in 3 hectares of lush watermill setting. The cottages are sympathetic conversions of old stone outbuildings, all fully equipped for the perfect self catering holiday. The Calvados region of Normandy is ideal for rambling, fishing, back-to-nature, family holidays. The banks of the River Vire are perfect for peaceful walks, fishing, renewal and rejuvenation. Within easy reach of many of the fabulous Normandy and Brittany beaches, the Medieval town of Bayeux and charming fishing village Honfleur and millionaires' Deauville. Historic towns such as Mont St Michel, Flers. Parks, chateaux, shops, markets, golf courses, horse riding, fishing and sailing are all local. Campeaux is a great launching pad for exploring the Calvados and Normandy region. The Vire Valley offers a landscape of rolling hills and occasional gorges, local cider and of course its Calvados.

Details for holiday cottage Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

A ground floor detached self-catering mini-gîte with its own private terrace and magnificent views across the river to the waterfall. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, fireplace, two armchairs, double bed, kitchen corner, shower room, WC and electric heating. Washing machine in the nearby barn. Closed grounds with lawn and garden furniture this gite is on an island formed by the water flow of the Mill. This property has a history dating back over 800 years to 1308 and was modernised in the 1990s.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Born and bred in Dublin but having lived in London for many years, I came across Le Moulin L'Eveque in late 2002 and fell in love with the place. I moved in in May 2003. I live on site and am always here to welcome visitors, so no looking for hidden keys is required! Happy to advise you where to source the best wines at the best prices and help you plan your holiday under all weather conditions, ie best places to go on a sunny day and some good indoor activities in case of rain.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, the gite de parc was all we hoped for and much more. Whether early in the morning or late into the evening, the peacefulness and tranquility embrace you, and Johnny really made us feel at home. We will truly miss this place and hope to return some day soon. - Joan and Adam Maine USA.

What can we say Johnny. The weather was brilliant during our 3 week stay, not to mention the food and wine. The gite is just perfect, a real suntrap ideal for long lazy days by the river. I think we'll be back next year. - Rod & Kate. Qatar.

Cheers Johnny. This is a great place. Fantastic scenery, an abundance of wildlife. Great fishing. Very peaceful and tranquil. We've had a lovely time. - Michael, Clare and Ollie
Jul 2010
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


6 nights of bliss in the Normandy countryside

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at this most delightful property and as we had been travelling

for 5 weeks throughout France we were in need of a peaceful place to stay. Moulin Leveque provided such a place. A truly beautiful setting with the river running alongside the property.We stayed in the small cottage and found it to be

Very comfortable with all necessary equipment to make a successful self contained stay. Our hosts, Johnny and Lynn were extremely helpful with local knowledge and suggestions, whilst remaining unobstrusive.

We look forward to returning to this wonderful place.

John and Helen

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Helen. Really glad yourself & John enjoyed the last leg of your time in France here @ le moulin l'Eveque, and had time to recharge your batteries after a 6 week tour of this great country. Hope you had a good trip back to Oz and look forward to meeting you again on your next jaunt to this region!!
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A lovely holiday cottage in a breathtaking location!

  • 4 of 5

We received a very warm welcome from our hosts Johnny and Lynn on arrival. They provide any information on places to visit and things to do.The property itself is in a wonderful spot surrounded by water with a barn area where you can barbecue, play games, chat and mix with other guests.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will look forward to another visit as soon as we can.Thanks Johnny & Lynn!

Colin & Chrissy, Cheadle, Cheshire

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chrissie & Colin. Thank you both for saying such nice words about you stay here in August. Lovely to meet you both and look forward to meeting you both again!!
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Gorgeous gite in a beautiful setting!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 days at the gite it's a beautiful location and lovely accommodation. Perfect for us and our dog to enjoy! It can be used as a base to explore Normandy but equally we enjoyed spending a few days relaxing and using the canoe!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hannah. Glad you all all enjoyed it here. I just sent you a few photos of you all gliding down the river!!
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The site is effectively on an island surrounded by a river and small waterfalls.

  • 4 of 5

The site had three gites. The presence of a cheerful and helpful owner made the holiday enjoyable and memorable. A communal barn made for a lively meeting place. As a canoe builder, I particularly welcomed the availability of a canoe with paddles and buoyancy aides. The not too deep slow moving river offered an enjoyable venue. A market town was less than 15 minutes away. The Normandy Landing beaches were great for swimming. Finally, the site was just over an hour from Caen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Mike. And thank you for your help in retrieving that enormous tree branch from the river. It is now all split into logs and starting to season for burning next year.
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A wonderful oasis of great beauty and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay here in the little gite that sits alongside the river. From every window there is a stunning view of the river and if you are lucky like me, you will see the kingfisher! The wagtails were great fun to watch and film too. This is a great location because it's an easy drive to some of the most loveliest of towns and villages both inland and on the coast. Every day there was somewhere different to explore and after a busy day out, what better than back here to enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the river!

Johnny and Lyn are excellent hosts - nothing is too much trouble, even to the extent of Johnny cutting a path so that I could set up the camera to look out for the mysterious coypu ! Thank you both so much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynda for a brilliant review. so glad you enjoyed your stay and what a bonus to have captured such a marvelous photo of the kingfisher. Thank you for forwarding it to me. Not many visitors have been able to do that over the years. Next time let's hope you get a shot of the coypu. Thanks again Johnny
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A Piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 4 of 5

We rented the studio Gite for a week in June. The house was very clean and Johnny and Lynn were on hand for any help or information we required. The cottages are located in a magnificent valley, with lovely walks. We brought our bikes and traveled to the coast to cycle the Normandy beaches.

Excellent wi fi coverage available on site.

Will definitely be back.

Billy & Maude

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Billy & Maude Glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to meeting you both again on a future occasion.
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From the Owner

Lower Normandy is a beautiful region and has a great motorway network providing links to all other regions of this vast country.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campeaux at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen/Ouisterham at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de lac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beny bocage at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Muchtoofar! at 700 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Granvilli at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary


Granville, a lively town with weekly markets has the nearest life guarded beach and is a 40 minute drive. Many other beaches, usually almost deserted are just 45 mins away.


Caen (Ouisterham) with ferries to and from Portsmouth 55 mins. Calais 3.5 hrs. Cherbourg 1hr 20 mins. Le Havre 2 hrs. Dieppe 2hrs 30 mins.

Dinard Airport Ryanair to Stansted and East Midlands 1hr.30 mins. Rennes Airport 1 hr 30 mins.

Dinard Airport. A car is essential in Calvados.

Further Details:

Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants within 15 minutes drive. We are happy to make your restaurant reservations for you. Le Moulin l'Eveque is the perfect springboard for all the Normandy attractions, with the Bayeux tapestry, the landing beaches, Mont St Michel all being around 45 minutes drive away. Historic towns of Falaise and Dinan with it's medieval quarter are just a bit further and Monet's garden at Giverney takes about 2.5 hours to get to.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:. Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to travel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but in quieter weeks this can be flexible. Just ask if you wish to make a midweek booking. Arrival time is after 3pm and departure is around 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, yet only 6 minutes from the underused motorway (except in August) you can actually be 60 miles away in an hour, from a standing start, without breaking any speed limits. This is a unique property with a history going back to 1308 and I will be happy to answer any questions over a glass of wine.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has it's own private garden with patio and BBQ area. All linen and towels are included in the price. Due to the proximity of the river small children must be supervised. All cottages have WiFi internet access and DVD players. In common with all holiday cottages in France, smoking is not permitted inside the houses, but all have patios right outside. Outside: Large barn with table tennis and an indoor BBQ for larger parties and evening get togethers. 500 metres of river frontage for trout and coarse fishing. Large communal garden.

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